Israel Desk

Israel Desk

Our Israel Desk consists of a team of skilled, multi-lingual lawyers (including Hebrew speakers and Israeli qualified lawyers) who understand and have experience of Israeli business and culture.

The UK and Israel are increasingly important trading partners. For historical and commercial reasons, Israel is a key market for London-based international insurers.

We are ready to assist our clients with exposures and claims in Israel through our unique and market-leading association with Israeli insurance law and disputes firm Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co.

Our Israel Desk

Our Israel Desk consists of a team of skilled, multi-lingual lawyers (including Hebrew speakers and Israeli qualified lawyers) who understand and have experience of Israeli business and culture. We aim to give rapid and practical legal advice tailored to your needs.

We provide our London and international insurer clients with insurance and reinsurance coverage advice as well as monitoring, claims administration, management and co-ordination services relating to Israeli risks.

Our association with Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co 

Following the launch of our association with Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co we now offer the unique advantage of a ‘one-stop’ service to our clients’ Israel related needs.

With Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co’s legal experts conducting all Israeli law aspects on the ground, our London and international clients can continue to benefit from reporting, coverage and monitoring services delivered through their trusted contact at the Israel Desk in a way they are familiar and comfortable with.

Rather than retaining multiple (and costly) layers of intermediaries along the reporting chain, our international insurer clients have the option of either retaining Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co directly, or managing their claims through our London-based Israel Desk as their single point of contact.

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Our expertise

As a leading global insurance law and disputes firm we have expertise in all lines of business. The Israel Desk has particular experience in:

  • Aviation
  • Energy and construction
  • Financial lines
  • Fine art and specie
  • Insurance and reinsurance coverage advice
  • Marine
  • Monitoring and claims co-ordination services
  • Personal injury, healthcare and medical malpractice
  • Political risk
  • Product liability and recalls
  • Property damage.

Our highly regarded international litigation and arbitration team is also experienced in all forms of commercial disputes relating to Israel. We regularly advise clients on jurisdictional, forum and international risk issues.

Work highlights

  • Advising London insurers on coverage relating to major flooding damage relating to a prestigious Israeli PPI infrastructure project.
  • Representing a US manufacturer in respect of a major medical implant product recall in Israel.
  • Advising foreign leading airlines on cargo claims issued against them by Israeli entities.
  • Advising Israeli and UK insurers in connection with a recall of Israeli manufactured consumer products in the US.
  • Acting for the international insurance market in respect of major damage to a ship by an underwater installation in the port of Hadera.
  • Advising UK insurers on, and monitoring, a series of related EPL claims brought in the Tel Aviv labour court.